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The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor -- BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On -- MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success -- The Legend of Mac DeMarco -- Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London -- Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars -- Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist -- London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- Check Out Our Interview With Birdy -- Church in Session With Daniel Rossen 5 New Bands To See At Coachella --
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Little Daylight Brightens Up the Bottom Lounge -- READ MORE
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London Grammar Make Music A Religious Experience -- READ MORE
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The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor

The Horde and the Harem EP Release Party at Tractor

18 April 2014

Seattle – Many turned out to Tractor Tavern on Saturday night to celebrate the release of local favorite The Horde and the Harem’s new...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a...

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His...

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Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

Chet Faker’s Debut Album - Built on Glass

18 April 2014

Nashville - Even before listening to the music of the Australian artist Chet Faker, I knew he had to be an interesting guy. His debut album, titled Built on Glass, was released on April 15 on Futuristic Classic/Downtown/Opulent Records. The titles of his songs are…unique, to say...

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

BROODS, You’ve Got It Going On

17 April 2014

Chicago – Chances are by now you’ve heard “Bridges,” by New Zealand sibling duo BROODS. Caleb Nott and his younger sister Georgia took a hold of everyone in the music biz and blogosphere with their irresistible electro-pop single before they even released their self-titled EP, which was...

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

MS MR Discuss Their Burgeoning Pop Success

15 April 2014

Austin - The duo of Lizzy Palpinger and Max Hershnow, better known as MS MR, has been creating music together since 2012 though both are no strangers to the music industry.  Palpinger as the founder of Neon Gold Records and Hershnow as a producer.  Sharing a love...

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

Sylvan Esso Releases “Play It Right” Live Video At Sofar London

15 April 2014

New York - Sylvan Esso was not meant to be a band.  Rather, Amelia Meath had written a song called “Play It Right” and sung it with her trio Mountain Man.  She’d met Nick Sanborn, an electronic producer working under the name Made of Oak, in passing...

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

Scavenger Hunt’s Self-titled EP is Ethereal

14 April 2014

Nashville - What do you get when you get when you combine a pop vocalist and an 80’s musicality? Out of the musical depths of Los Angeles emerges Jill Lamoureaux and Dan Mufson of Scavenger Hunt, a musical duo that has recently released their debut self-titled EP...

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

Album Preview: The Antlers – Familiars

14 April 2014

Brooklyn – For a band that built its brand on evocative and sentimental lyrical narratives, we would expect nothing less than for The Antlers to bowl us over once more. The group has been busily curating their next stack of tracks and, as usual, the first cut...

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

Showcase: Wednesday At Bar Matchless In Brooklyn

14 April 2014

New York - The first real signs of Spring are finally beginning to emerge for us here in the city that never sleeps, but just because the nights are getting shorter and the sun’s rays are getting longer doesn’t mean we’re easing up on our monthly showcase....

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

We Talk With Maya Tuttle Of The Colourist

13 April 2014

Seattle -- Since the release of their debut full-length album last month, Orange County-based The Colourist has been making a splash with their, as BestNewBands.com's writer Beth McAllister put it in her review, “relatable front with an eccentric twist.” While selling out shows on their first-ever headlining tour...

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The annual Jubilee Music and Art Festival has become a community staple in Los Angeles, and though this year marked the first in its new Downtown location, the celebration retained (most) of the original charm it possessed from its days hosted in Silver Lake. It still focused primarily on local acts, while inviting a handful of touring bands for ...

Crystal Fighters Turn The El Rey Into A Dance Floor

Published in Live Reviews
Wednesday, 05 June 2013 20:52
It was virtually a year ago when I saw Crystal Fighters for the first time at The Echoplex, and on Tuesday night at the El Rey, the six-piece performed an exuberant set just like the one that made me fall in love with them last summer. Having garnered a larger following than they had last June, the electro/folk-rockers played their popularity to ...

Nothing is more fitting from a Los Angeles trio that self-describes itself as “West Coast Love Fuzz” and “Flower Punk” than a music video that looks like it came straight out of the ‘80s, and today we are excited to premiere Cotillon’s “Talk To Her,” off the band’s upcoming White Roses EP. Directed by David Herrera, who has also created vide...
On Wednesday night, Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater moved its event from the main room/bar to its grand theater room, which is usually meant for plays. In the larger space, complete with seating, Here We Go Magic and The Dig were able to spread out during their sets, while the crowd fed off each band’s energy. Though they were the supporting act, T...

Ellie Goulding Brings The Light On A Dreary Day

Published in Live Reviews
Monday, 22 October 2012 12:10
Dark Saturday afternoons in Los Angeles, especially in October, usually signal gloom and doom. After all, who would want to leave the safe enclave of their home when the weather as of late has been in the upper ‘70s and sunny? Alas, very few things on a college football Saturday seemed enticing, and on this day, it was seeing Ellie Goulding perfo...

Live Review: Pyyramids At The Spare Room

Published in Live Reviews
Sunday, 26 August 2012 11:20
Thursday night, L.A.-based duo Pyyramids graced The Spare Room’s stage (or lack thereof) as part of the exclusive Hollywood bar/bowling alley’s Thursday night Live Music Series. Though the two-piece—composed of Tim Nordwind, and Drea Smith—have only been playing music together since last fall, their talents precede them. You may know Nordwind as...